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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Schuylkill Graduate Journal--1/18/11

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 3:16pm
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Schuylkill Graduate Journal
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Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 9th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2011 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on the relationships between minds and bodies, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to the Article Editors at skook@temple.edu by January 18, 2011. No simultaneous submissions please.

In a famous chapter-long digression in Samuel Beckett's _Murphy_ (1938), the narrator pauses to justify the expression "Murphy's mind:"

Undergraduate Humanities Research - Apollon eJournal

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:04pm
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Jason Cohen / Berea College and Apollon eJournal
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Apollon eJournal invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication. Interested faculty should contact us by January 15, 2011; students submissions deadline is February 15, 2011.

Bram Stoker Centenary Conference: Bram Stoker and Gothic Transformations (12-14 April 2012)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 1:22pm
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University of Hull, UK and Whitby, North Yorkshire
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"My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries and time is on my side."

Count Dracula's declaration from Bram Stoker's iconic 1897 vampire novel is, in many ways, descriptive of the Gothic genre. Like the shape-shifting Transylvanian Count, the Gothic encompasses and has manifested itself in many forms since its emergence in 1764 with the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. Its revenge has just begun. It has spread over centuries and time is on its side.

PCEA Conference - Narratives of Travel & Navigation: English by Water, Air, Land, and Imagination

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 1:01pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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Erie, Pennsylvania, the state's only port city, has historically served as a center for maritime and rail travel. Its waters were vital to winning wars and providing a point of arrival for immigrants. Erie's remote location and close proximity to the Canadian border also offered a conduit for those escaping slavery. Narratives of travel have long served to document the course of peoples' physical and imaginative movements. They have recorded minute details of lived experience as well as aspirations for the future and fears of the unknown, creating histories of time and place, directing individual lives, and shaping cultural realities.

Deadline 12/15: Victorian Futures at the Dickens Universe 7/29-7/31/2011

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 7:27am
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The Dickens Project
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The Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on Victorian Futures, with keynote speakers Jay Clayton (author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture) and Andrew Elfenbein (author of Romanticism and the Rise of English). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 29 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 31; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics. Submit 1-2 page abstracts and a short c.v. to Rebecca Stern (stern2@mailbox.sc.edu) by December 15, 2010.

"Shaw and the City"

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 1:11pm
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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies
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SHAW 32 will be devoted to the theme "Shaw and the City," with Desmond Harding as guest editor. "Shaw and the City" will provide a composite picture of Shaw coming into his several roles as dramatist, critic, and cultural commentator in active exchange with the metropolis as a site of convergent literary traditions and histories, as well as a crossing-point of emerging national, cultural, political, social, and artistic boundaries. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to him at hardi1d@cmich.edu or mailed to Dr. Desmond Harding, Department of English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Deadline: 1 August 2011.

Update: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 7:42pm
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Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum University of Michigan
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CALL FOR PAPERS & Workshop Submissions

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

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Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
Harvard University
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
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LAST CALL: CFP: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 6:06pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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Call for Papers Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

CFP: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

[UPDATE] Oklahoma State University English Conference

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
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English Graduate Student Association
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The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due April 1, 2011)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:49pm
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Joseph Donica/Southern Illinois University
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With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts of states.

[UPDATE] Transport in British Fiction: 1840-1940 [Expanded Call]

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 7:23am
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Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries

Transport in British Fiction: 1840-1940 [Expanded Call]
(Collection of Critical Essays)

The editors are seeking proposals for essays to complete a collection of critical essays currently in progress on transport in British fiction 1840-1940. Because of a recent decision to expand the chronological range covered by the volume we are now seeking proposals on:

• Dickens and transport
• Transport in 1840s and/or 1850s fiction, especially trains
• Transport in 1930s fiction

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